Attorney General Says Rape of Teen Girls Don’t Need to be Reported By Abortion Clinics
Hey mom and dad, let’s chat. Suppose for a moment your 15-year-old daughter was sexually abused, raped, and became pregnant. Without your knowledge her rapist took her to a Planned Parenthood clinic or other abortion facility to have an abortion. Your daughter wanted to keep the baby because she is pro-life, but her rapist doesn’t want to “deal with it,” and wants the baby killed. So this grown man threatens your daughter and makes her go to the clinic to have an abortion. The clinic asks your daughter about being pregnant and she reveals that she was raped by the man in the waiting room. The clinic shrugs their shoulders and performs the abortion without notifying you, or the police. Both walk out free.
Is that okay with you mom and dad?
I have a feeling that any loving parent would be furious at the above scenario and seek criminal charges against the abortion clinic for such negligent actions. After all, how can it not be a crime to not report a crime? Especially when that crime is against a minor.
Despite the common sense that makes it obvious that such potential crimes and actual crimes ought to be reported, the Virginia Attorney General has decided that such is not the case. He released an opinion stating:
“It is my opinion that a Virginia Department of Health (VDH) licensing inspector who is a nurse and who, during the course of a hospital inspection, learns from the review of a medical record that a 14-year-old girl received services related to her pregnancy is not required to make a report of child abuse and neglect pursuant to Virginia Code § 63.2-1509 unless there is reason to suspect that a parent or other person responsible for the child’s care committed, or allowed to be committed, the unlawful sexual act upon the child…It is also my opinion that the VDH licensing inspector is not required to make a report to law enforcement of the crime of carnal knowledge of a child between the ages of 13 and 15.”
This is blatant disregard for the welfare and safety of the children of Virginia. But it’s also an attempt to protect the abortion industry in the state. The Family Foundation, a top pro-life group in the state, made this clear in a statement posted to their website.
How the top law enforcement official in any state could arrive at this conclusion is beyond me. In recent years it has been made perfectly clear that abortion centers are willing to cover up sexual crimes against minors in order to perform abortions. This is clearly seen in Planned Parenthood’s efforts to oppose parental notification laws, informed consent laws, admitting privilege laws, and mandatory reporting laws. The bottom line for groups like Planned Parenthood is simply performing abortions to make money. As long as they can make money killing the unborn they don’t care.
This makes it more than necessary for others to protect the health and well-being of our kids. Parental notification laws and informed consent laws do just that. But mandatory reporting laws in the case of suspected sexual crimes like rape are a tool needed by every state with a Planned Parenthood clinic. When a 15-year-old girl comes in and says she has been raped, abused, or in any other way impregnated by an adult male that clinic should immediately call the police.
Then again as our society seems to becoming increasingly comfortable with pedophilia I supposed we should expect more legal opinions like the Virginia AG. Hey, if your 15-year-old wants to be sexually active with a 24 year-old what’s the big deal? And if your 13-year-old gets pregnant by a 32-year-old let’s not freak out! That’s what Mark Herring is saying with his opinion in Virginia. He’s telling everyone loud and clear that statutory rape and others sexual crimes against minors aren’t really that important, not to him, not anymore.
If you think it isn’t that big of a problem consider a recent report by LifeNews detailing the abuse and crime cover-up by Planned Parenthood:
“In 2010, Planned Parenthood covered up the rape of a 14-year-old girl who was brought to their Ohio facility by her 22-year-old soccer coach. In 2011, a Planned Parenthood facility in Arizona failed to properly report a case of statutory rape, which allowed the rapist to rape as many as 18 or more teenage girls. And the most recent case of the abortion giant’s misconduct involved a 13-year-old girl in Colorado who was being abused by her stepfather when she became pregnant.”
This is a shameful decision by the Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring. His actions will allow rapists, sex-traffickers, and predators of all types the freedom to victimize children in Virginia without fear. No doubt abortions will increase in the state and Planned Parenthood will be excited about that.
Families in Virginia have reason to be concerned and, hopefully, will make their displeasure with Herrings decision known. You can contact the Virginia attorney general at http://ag.virginia.gov/ContactUsForm/ContactForm.aspx
Take action. Don’t let Herring rest until he reverses the decision.